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The programs below are excellent activities for any Science Olympiad participant. If you are interested in having your program listed here, contact Jenny Kopach.


Expand your horizons with the Yale Young Global Scholars Program

June, July and August 2016

The Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Program is an academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on the Yale campus. Participants will attend lectures by distinguished Yale faculty, participate in a variety of topical seminars designed specifically for YYGS and working in teams, develop and present a novel, pragmatic response to a contemporary challenge in one of the core program areas. YYGS has now expanded to accommodate 600 participants. Apply by February 11, 2016.

New for 2016! YYGS has expanded its Science & Technology offerings to three independent sessions:

  • Applied Science & Engineering (June 19 - July 2, 2016)
  • Biological & Biomedical Science (July 8 - July 21, 2016)
  • Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (July 26 - August 8, 2016)

Additional Sessions include:

  • Politics, Law & Economics (June 19 - July 2, 2016)
  • International Affairs & Security (July 8 - July 21, 2016)
  • Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (July 26 - August 8, 2016)

Yale University is home to the Yale University Science Olympiad Student Club and hosts the Yale Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament.

Science Olympiad participants! Be sure to check the "Science Olympiad" box when asked where you found out about YYGS!

Many Science Olympiad events are great idea-starters for contest entry videos!

Enter the 2016 Competition to win $25,000! In 2015, the Grand Prize Winner, Hannah Herbst from Boca Raton, Florida, was a Science Olympiad Team Member! Middle school students can upload a short video for a chance to compete in a live, head-to-head final at 3M HQ in Minnesota in October. Top Ten winners win $1,000 each, and many have come from Science Olympiad teams. See the teacher letter and contest overview for more info. Teachers can encourage specific students and Science Olympiad team members to enter by presenting the Nomination Certificate found here.